Raipur: “True meaning of development is to bring happiness, peace and prosperity in the lives of people. This is the reason why State Government has started small enterprises and self-employment endeavors in rural areas through Suraji Gaon Yojana, Narva, Garuva, Ghurva, Bari program, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, collection and processing of forest produce. Implementation of these schemes has created a new era of self-reliance in the entire state”, said chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
He was addressing the virtual program organized at his Raipur residence office today for inauguration and Bhoomi Pujan of development works worth Rs 460.14 crore for Surajpur and Koriya districts. On the occasion, Baghel interacted with students of Swami Atmanand English Medium School, beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and the members of the Women Self Help Groups, beneficiaries of various schemes and extended best wishes to the people of both the districts.
In response to School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam's request, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that branches of Cooperative Bank will be opened at Odgi and Latori area in Surajpur district, and on the demand of Parliamentary Secretary Parasnath Rajwade, chief minister announced construction of a bridge across Banki river on Sarhari-Singhra-Charampur road. On the request of Parliamentary Secretary Ambika Singhdeo and MLA Dr Vinay Jaiswal, Chief Minister directed the collector to start the construction work of District Hospital Building in Koriya and Adventure Park in Chirmiri at the earliest.
Chief Minister appreciated the natural beauty of the developed tourist place in Telaikachar-Kenapara in Surajpur district and also directed the Collector to construct a hut and rest house there for the convenience of the tourists.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charandas Mahant, who participated virtually in the program, said that chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has given a new impetus to the rural economy through the schemes and programs of his government. He drew attention towards the budget provision made by the state government for upgradation of Anuppur-Ambikapur railway line and development of Elephant Sanctuary.